Lifetime TV Shows

About Lifetime

Over the course of its history, Lifetime has been traded around among a circle of corporate media-giant parents, but the cable channel's programming focus has stayed mostly consistent throughout. Originating in 1984 as a merger between the women-oriented Daytime and Cable Health networks, Lifetime was intended from the beginning to target female audiences. Although that goal is less explicit now, the channel's programming philosophy remains essentially the same.

In the mid-1980s, Lifetime attempted to capitalize on the talk show boom, airing talk and interviews shows hosted by Regis Philbin and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer. The channel also aired reruns of network comedy and drama series that had established female audiences.

Through the 90s, Lifetime left doubt about its target demographic, as the channel adopted the tag line "Television for Women." That branding continued until 2006, when the network dropped the tag line and worked to broaden its audience to include more men and young people.

Lifetime is now a subsidiary of A&E, and like A&E's other cable channels, Lifetime has incorporated reality shows such as "Dance Moms" into its schedule. The channel also still airs syndicated reruns and original dramatic series like "Devious Maids" and "Witches of East End." Lifetime original movies, famous for their women's-issues-related themes and melodrama, also continue to be a staple of the schedule.

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Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Bring It!
Bring It!
Little Women: Atlanta
Little Women: Atlanta
The Rap Game
The Rap Game
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Project Runway
Project Runway
Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
Little Women: Dallas
Little Women: Dallas
Fit to Fat to Fit
Fit to Fat to Fit
Starving in Suburbia
Starving in Suburbia
Born in the Wild
Born in the Wild
Love at First Flight
Love at First Flight
Roseanne's Nuts
Roseanne's Nuts
Drop Dead Diva
Drop Dead Diva
So Sharp
So Sharp
Growing Up Supermodel
Growing Up Supermodel
Army Wives
Army Wives
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Project Runway All Stars
Project Runway All Stars
The Client List
The Client List
Preachers' Daughters
Preachers' Daughters
One Born Every Minute
One Born Every Minute
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Sea Change
Sea Change
Million Dollar Shoppers
Million Dollar Shoppers
Project Runway Junior
Project Runway Junior
Raising Asia
Raising Asia
The Red Tent
The Red Tent
America's Most Wanted
America's Most Wanted
Devious Maids
Devious Maids
Step It Up
Step It Up
Little Women LA: Couples Retreat
Little Women LA: Couples Retreat
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
Bama State Style
Bama State Style
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
Killer Kids
Killer Kids
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Witches of East End
Witches of East End
How To Look Good Naked
How To Look Good Naked
Under the Gunn
Under the Gunn
Frisky Business
Frisky Business
Project Runway: Threads
Project Runway: Threads
UnREAL
UnREAL
Maneater
Maneater
Child Genius
Child Genius
The Houstons: On Our Own
The Houstons: On Our Own
Deadly Wives
Deadly Wives
Kim of Queens
Kim of Queens
True Tori
True Tori
Jump!
Jump!
Preach
Preach
Atlanta Plastic
Atlanta Plastic
This Time Next Year
This Time Next Year
Blood Ties
Blood Ties
Models of the Runway
Models of the Runway
America's Psychic Challenge
America's Psychic Challenge
Side Order of Life
Side Order of Life
State of Mind
State of Mind
Cheerleader Nation
Cheerleader Nation
The Fairy Jobmother
The Fairy Jobmother
Suite 7
Suite 7
Vanished with Beth Holloway
Vanished with Beth Holloway
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
The Capture of the Green River Killer
The Capture of the Green River Killer
The Pregnancy Project
The Pregnancy Project
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
An Officer and a Murderer
An Officer and a Murderer
Prank My Mom
Prank My Mom
What Color Is Love
What Color Is Love
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
The Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer
The Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer
Come Dine With Me (US)
Come Dine With Me (US)
The Grim Sleeper
The Grim Sleeper
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Prison Wives Club
Prison Wives Club
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
Kosher Soul
Kosher Soul
Little Women: NY
Little Women: NY
Project Runway: Fashion Startup
Project Runway: Fashion Startup
The Way Home
The Way Home
Bringing Up Ballers
Bringing Up Ballers
American Beauty Star
American Beauty Star
Little Women: LA: Terra's Big House
Little Women: LA: Terra's Big House
Lovespring International
Lovespring International
Picker Sisters
Picker Sisters
Taken Back: Finding Haley
Taken Back: Finding Haley
Blush
Blush
DietTribe
DietTribe
Gay, Straight or Taken?
Gay, Straight or Taken?
Get Married
Get Married
Sherri
Sherri
Cook Yourself Thin
Cook Yourself Thin
Matched in Manhattan
Matched in Manhattan
Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead
Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead
Mom's Cooking
Mom's Cooking
Your Mama Don't Dance
Your Mama Don't Dance
The Balancing Act
The Balancing Act